Active Faith

Re: Verse reading–Ezekiel 18:1-18 (day four)  Verse 9 says, “if He walks in My statutes and My ordinances so as to deal faithfully-he is righteous and will surely live, declares the Lord God.”  This verse seems to mirror the message found in Habakkuk 2:4“…the righteous will live by his faith.”  When we live by faith, we live in obedience to God’s commands.  Ezekiel has listed a number of things that the righteous man will or will not do.  Faith is a very active state…when we walk by faith, we are not passive and inactive.  Some believe that to walk by faith is blind, thoughtless motion…not so!  Faithfulness is yielding to God’s way of life…putting aside our prideful pursuit of our own will.  In Romans 1:17, Paul introduced this same truth into his own theology…”the righteous man will live by faith.”  The truths of God’s Word never change…it is still true today!

Author: Larry Soape

Larry Soape is the Associate Pastor for Median & Senior Adults, and Missions at FBCSA.

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